Sunday, October 21, 2012

MAGPIE...Prompt #140



THANK YOU, Tess, at Magpie Tales...

PASS THE BUCK

According to Wikipedia, "Novus Ordo Seclorum", words lettered on each dollar bill in Latin, translates into "New Order of the Ages".  Every day this legal tender slips through our hands, through our notice, with poetry.

From the fourth Eclogue of Virgil, (IV:5)


Now comes the final era of the Sibyl's song;
The great order of the ages is born afresh.
And now justice returns, honored rules return;
Now a new lineage is sent down from high heaven.

What you get for a dollar....still possible?

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A lovely Lady Magpie, dedicated to Tess Kincaid, sent to me because of my affinity for the Prompts, by Dori Hartley, a blogger for Huffington Post.  Who happens to be my daughter.  Thanks, Dori...


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21 comments:

dori said...

And as the buck is passed and out of our hands, this line comes to me:

"But I was gonna make espresso..."

Love you, BloggMom.

Lyn said...

Hi dori-
I'll take a cuppa that..thank you!

Brian Miller said...

i think we could use some new order...justice returns as well would be a beautiful thing...

Stafford Ray said...

You get Virgil for a dollar? Where?

Berowne said...

Most interesting take on the prompt...

Gail said...

What Brian said

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
Indeed..a bit of justice, please! Thank you...

Lyn said...

Hi Stafford-
You get Virgil ON a dollar..Novus Ordo Seclorum!!!Thanks...

Lyn said...

Hi Berowne-
It's like seeing something for the first time, a simple dollar bill..thank you..

Lyn said...

Hi Gail-
I'm glad you feel that way...thanks!

izzy said...

Justice for a buck ? Hmmm, well I will take a cup of it- Thanks.

Lyn said...

Hi izzy-
And in Latin, no less..I'll drink to that!

Stafford Ray said...

I'll drink to anything!

Linda said...

I used my dollars today to protest government plans to build a quarry where farms now exist. My dollars bought me soup prepared by Canada's top chefs and the soup was delicious! My dollars went the distance today, Lyn. I love these connections you've made. =D

Lyn said...

Hi Stafford-
Well, cheers, then! To all good causes..

Lyn said...

Hi Linda-
My, but you've been busy, and soup too!! It's the dollar itself, with all those legends on its face, that facinate me...

Irish Gumbo said...

Interesting! It makes me think that justice may not return, if we pin so much of hopes and expectations on dollars. I like this.

Lyn said...

Hi Irish-
Dollars, gold, it's all the same, will never leave, but we have the principles of justice..always! Thanks..

Kutamun said...

I defnitely got my dollars worth here, Lyn ! , thanks

Lyn said...

Hi Kutamun-
Who could ask for more? Thank you...

Carrie Burtt said...

Cheers to wonderful writing Lyn!!

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